Juli Niemann is St. Louis' oldest, non-retired analyst. She works for Smith, Moore and Company as executive vice-president for research and portfolio management. She has worked in the investment industry for over 40 years. Niemann was recently profiled in St. Louis Magazine.
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan
It's going to be a big budget week in Washington. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his spending plan today, and the Democrats are set to unveil their federal budget sometime in the next few days. But can the two sides come together and agree?
Posted In: sequester, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned members of Congress that the sequester's spending cuts, which kick in on Friday, will harm the already fragile economic recovery.
Posted In: office depot, Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, big box
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.
Posted In: State of the Union, Obama, Jobs, infrastructure
Juli Niemann, an analyst with Smith Moore & Company, shares her thoughts on what Obama will highlight and the state of jobs and the economy.
Posted In: Retail, McDonald's, holidays
McDonald's is telling franchisees to open this year on Christmas Day. Staying open on Thanksgiving this year gave a nice boost to McDonald's sales, and they'd love a repeat performance.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Investing, QE3
The Federal Reserve committee that sets U.S. monetary policy meets today and tomorrow.
In terms of economic data, November is now one for the books, and it felt like a good opportunity to step back from these numbers we bring you from day to day -- see what it all adds up to.
In the fight against ever encroaching online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores are going all out this season to draw in consumers.
Posted In: 2012 election, global economy, fiscal cliff
Whichever candidate wins, investors and analysts are hoping the next president will be able to avoid the fiscal cliff. But how will markets react if there is no clear winner?
Posted In: Caterpillar, global economy
The global machinery giant is cutting its forecast for 2012, even as third-quarter profits were up, due to a weak global economy.